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Health and Safety Training

The American Red Cross training offers programs that help you, your family and your community organization to be prepared for virtually any life-threatening situation. Contact your local Red Cross chapter for more information.


Below are brief descriptions of classes offered by the Red Cross:

First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community

This course combines lectures, demonstrations and video with hands-on training and practice. Participants learn to recognize and respond to emergencies including shock, cardiac and breathing emergencies for adults, children and infants, heat and cold emergencies, sudden illness and poisonings. Additionally, participants will learn first aid for everything from cuts and scrapes to muscle, bone and joint injuries.


Adult CPR

This hands-on skills training prepares participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults.

Available in English and Spanish.


Child and Infant CPR

Designed for those who care for children, either full time or occasionally, this course teaches participants how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants and children age 12 and younger. Child CPR is available separately and applies to children between the ages of 1 and 12.

Available in English and Spanish.


AED (Automated External Defibrillator) – Adult and Child

This course teaches individuals currently certified in Adult CPR and Child CPR how to safely use an AED to provide care for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.


Sport Safety Training

This course covers sports-related injury prevention, first aid care and Adult CPR. An optional Child CPR component may also be taken. This course is useful for coaches, officials and parents of athletes.


Babysitter's Training

The Babysitter's Training course has an interactive, educational format that tasks youth, ages 11 - 14, with activities such as identifying safety problems around the house and yard, and selecting age-appropriate toys and games for children in their care. This format keeps the interest of the babysitters and provides a meaningful classroom experience.


Basic Aid Training (B.A.T.)

This course introduces 8-10 year-olds to the emergency action steps, Check, Call, Care, as well as how to perform basic first aid procedures. An activity book with puzzles and games teaches children how to prevent injuries and what to do in an emergency.


First Aid for Children Today (F.A.C.T.)

The FACT Critter Clan leads kids, ages 5 - 8, through health promotion and injury prevention activities. Its environmental theme teaches safety in a non-threatening way. Topics include:

  • Hygiene and health habits
  • First aid
  • Personal safety
  • Injury prevention
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